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Bond set at $50,000 for man arrested in fatal collision in Halloween 2022

A man arrested 18 months after authorities said he was fleeing a deadly crash faces a $50,000 bond.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested Lazaro Yosvany Bello-Ruiz on Thursday morning, Fort Myers police announced.

Bello-Ruiz, 34, remained in custody Friday morning. He is charged with manslaughter by drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

On October 31, 2022, a head-on collision resulted in the death of Louinel Mirand, 45, of Fort Myers.

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Fort Myers police said their initial investigation revealed that the at-fault vehicle, a Ford F-150 pickup, was traveling the wrong way on Metro Parkway and reached the top of the overpass.

Police said the suspect was determined to be the driver of the F-150 that caused the crash.

The Fort Myers Police Department’s Traffic Homicide Unit filed a warrant with the District Attorney’s Office, which granted the warrant.

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Bello-Ruiz is scheduled to appear in court for his arraignment on May 13.

Tomas Rodriguez is a Breaking/Live News Reporter for the Naples Daily News and The News-Press. You can reach Tomas at TRodriguez@gannett.com or 772-333-5501. Contact him on Threads @tomasfrobeltran, Instagram @tomasfrobeltran and Facebook @tomasrodrigueznews.

This article originally appeared on Naples Daily News: Bond set for driver arrested months after fatal DUI crash

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